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Lutra Lutra

Lutra Lutra
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Copyright: Karan Little (hester) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-13
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 350D / Digital Rebel XT, Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 APO DG Macro
Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Animals of the BWC [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-08-19 8:36
Viewed: 3452
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This shot was taken shortly after the last one. He emerged from his lake, ran around on the grass and then ran back to his lake. I have some pictures of him swimming as well.

Again this is taken at the BWC

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-08-19 8:40]

Hi Karen. You were so lucky to get this one. they dont stop still for long. good detail and colours. I like the look on his face you have captured . well done TFS,
have a good week.

Ottimo scatto la pelliccia è molto dettragliata.
Bella l'espressione.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-08-19 8:51]

Hi Karan,

He posed so nicely for you! He really is adorable with such a sweet face. His coat is beautiful - lovely colors and fine details - a nice natural setting.


Hi Karan,
You managed to get another beautiful shot of this lovely animal.
Looks like it was posing specially for you before it did run in to the water again.
Technically excellent shot with great sharpness, exposure and composition.
Details in the fur and light are wonderful and the Otter does stand out wonderfully against the greens.
Thanks for sharing.
Best wishes,

Hello Karan
This is a superbly detailed shot. The pose is perfect. Bright eyed and wary.
Excellent capture

Hi Karan,another marvelous picture of lutra,verry good shot.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-08-19 9:41]

Hello Hester,
Beautiful capture of this Otter, I do like its pose and sharpness and colours are excellent. Very nicely composed!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-08-19 10:08]

Hello Karan,
another superb shot of this Otter.
Sharp with very good detail on the wet fur.
Exellent composition.
Well done,

Hello Karan,
very well captured of him in best pov, sharpness, good clarity and details
very well done and thanks for sharing

This is a nice sharp capture Karan. I like that you captured the alert personality that this critters have. Do you convert your images to sRBG color before uploading to the web? The color seems a bit undersaturated on my monitor. It isn't bed it just looks like it needs a bit of contrast and a color boost. I know my images lose that on uploading if I don't compensate for it.

Evelynn ; )

Maybe it lacks a bit of definition and would benefit of a bit of USM, but a great shot nonetheless.


hi karan,
he's very cute - you caught him in a loverly pose here, with very clear sharpness and details.
excellent POV and very well framed.
great !
TFS -carole

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-08-19 21:18]

Hello Karan

A wonderful shot of this otter.The wet fur shows very well.Excellent details and focus.Excellent POV and DOF.Nicely placed in the frame.I hope to one day get a good otter shot.TFS


Hello Karan,
The chubby little otter is well captured in a fine portrait!
The curiousity is well captured, a good pose and fine details in the animal!
Pablo -

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-08-20 0:56]

Hi Karen,
excellent timing to catch this handsome chap in this pose, it really makes the image. The lines in his wet fur are great. Good sharp focus and light.

Hi Karan

What a great shot. they are such good fun the otters at BWC... I'm back there in October on a wildlife shoot... you have caught this one really well.. guessing he stayed far enough away to focus on... When I was there last, they played tag with out shoes whilst be were sitting inside their pen (allowed on photo shoots) which meant that they got too close to focus on!


bonjour KARAN
félicitations pour cette belle image, netteté parfaite et couleurs agréable sur ce joli tapis vert
bien vu, merci a toi, amitiès

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-08-20 2:37]

Hello Hester,
Excellent shot of the Lutra. And you must have been very quick. The attitude of the animal is so cute. Sharpness is super too.
Thanks for this natural picture

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-08-20 12:50]

selam , excellent shot and very good composition nice pov and bg with splendid colours.good details presented
Well done !
Regards ridvan

hi karen,

good detail and nice colors with a lovely composition.

Hi Karan,
You managed to capture a whole lot of stunning photos of the otter. This is another wonderful pose captured. I particular like the expression. Looks like a curious guy not afraid to get close. Love the details you captured.

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-08-23 3:38]

Hi Karen, another beautiful shot with a lovely pose from the Otter. Excellent focus, sharpnes and detail. Very well caught!

I love otters and your pic is beautiful. Perfect shot with to nits.

My sister found a dead one last winter. That's terrible. But at least we know now that they didn't disappeared from the district. Last report of an otter there was 60 years ago.


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